Peter was in a pickle and in Acts 12:5-7 we learn the church was praying for him after his arrest and the night before his trial, he was sleeping, handcuffed between two soldiers. Then suddenly a bright light illuminated the cell and an angel of the Lord appeared. Peter was sleeping so good and I mean good because the angel had to strike him on the side to wake him up!! I don’t know about you but if I was awaiting a death sentencing and I had ‘Thing 1’ on my left and ‘Thing 2’ on my right, my eyes would have been wide open like a soldier in a watchtower. Watch this; the church prayed for Peter and I can opine based on Peter’s response to his false imprisonment they prayed for his strength and unshakeable peace! Let’s be honest, when storms and trouble hit us on the left and the right we find it hard to get any sleep. However, the same key that unlocked Peter from his shackles is the same key they unlocks the breakthroughs, deliverance, healing, and peace in our lives!! Perhaps, after learning of this miracle it inspired Paul to write Philippians 4:6-7, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, PRAY about everything. TELL God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will EXPERIENCE God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” I don’t know what’s chained to you today but I do know that you don’t need pharmaceuticals to find rest for your mind, body, and soul! The life hack or prescription to insomnia is prayer! Peter wasn’t sleeping because he was tired….he was sleeping because of intercessory prayer and his ability to trust God’s to deliver him from the hands of his enemy!

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